We offer a large range of garden shed bases and shed base kits suitable for all types of buildings. Built from pressure-treated timber to plastic shed bases, these provide the ideal foundation to support your garden shed, log cabins or other garden buildings.
Manufactured by ProBASE, our plastic shed bases will not only keep your building level but can also help to prevent flood damage and keep it well-ventilated. These interlocking eco grid bases can be filled with gravel and are the perfect choice for an easy-to-assemble DIY foundation for your garden building.
Our helpful Shed Buying Guide contains a wealth of useful information about buying a shed including Section 7 – “Shed Base Information”. Simply click on the images below and explore our diverse range of top-quality shed bases with free delivery to most UK postcodes on orders over £200.
Broadly there are four main types of garden shed base: concrete, wooden, gravel and plastic shed base kits, these are discussed below.
Note: All of the products currently available on this page are robust interlocking grid-style plastic shed bases from ProBASE. No installation service by us is offered on these bases, but they are by far the easiest option to install with no joinery skills or cement needed.
All Shedstore plastic shed bases are sold in easy-to-assemble kit form. Appearances are deceptive as even though the bases are light, they are also very strong and durable, and provide an efficient foundation for your garden sheds. Gone are the days of traditional concrete slab, timber, or gravel shed foundations; embrace the modern, sustainable, and environmentally-friendly alternative.
These versatile eco bases come as interlocking grids that can be clicked together with ease. Shed base kits instructions need to be followed carefully though, in particular, careful levelling is required and the shed bases require filling with pea gravel when used as a base for a large shed.
If shed installation services have been bought, the plastic shed base installation must have been completed before our arrival.
Another popular type of base is a concrete garden shed base. Although we do not offer this base, it is relatively easy for a skilled tradesman to install. A concrete base should have a damp-proof membrane and could consist of a group of concrete slabs (with no gaps!) or a frame filled with concrete. The slab or frame concrete base needs to sit on a dressing of hardcore and sharp sand for drainage purposes.
A wooden base is simply a structure consisting of a frame of pressure-treated joists that protect the shed from contacting the ground. For some of our sheds, a wooden base can be purchased in the accessory menu (here is an example). There is also a separate option for Shedstore to install the wooden base.
When considering the foundation for your garden shed, a gravel shed base is one of the traditional methods that come to mind. Essentially, a gravel shed foundation consists of a layer of compacted gravel that supports the weight of the shed and provides drainage. This method has been used for years and is known for its simplicity and cost-effectiveness.
However, with the evolution of technology and design, a more modern and efficient alternative has emerged for gravel shed bases: the gravel-filled plastic shed base. These are the products we sell on this page and this innovative solution combines the benefits of traditional gravel bases with the durability and stability of plastic grid systems.
The debate between plastic shed bases, concreate slabs and gravel shed foundations is age-old. Whichever option you choose, it is essential that you have a hard and level surface prepared to build your shed onto. This will prevent subsidence which can lead to bowing, cracking, issues with doors, and even windows smashing.
The level base will also keep the shed off the ground and prevent dampness and rot. Garden shed bases not only raise buildings off the ground in order to prevent water damage, but also provide a robust and level platform that will keep your garden building standing strong for years to come.
You could use concrete or patio slabs to create the level standing, but an easier and quicker alternative is to use one of our robust timber or plastic shed base kits from ProBASE.
The benefits of choosing a plastic base are numerous. Not only is a plastic gravel base lightweight and cost-effective, but it also offers superior drainage efficiency, ensuring that your shed remains dry and damage-free. Moreover, our plastic shed bases are environmentally-friendly, reducing the carbon footprint of your garden.
All of our plastic shed base kits are supplied in flat-pack form and produced using quality materials that are built to last. With a simple interlocking grid system, these eco bases easily click and snap into place and allow straight-forward self-assembly.
Here are some of these most common differences between a traditional gravel shed base and the innovative interlocking gravel-filled plastic bases sold here:
The main benefits of our gravel-filled plastic bases are listed here:
While traditional concreate shed bases and gravel shed foundations have their merits, the gravel-filled plastic shed bases present a modern, durable, and efficient alternative.
They align well with the essential features of a good garden shed foundation, ensuring stability, durability, and efficient drainage. If you're looking for a foundation that combines the best of both worlds – the natural drainage of gravel and the stability of a plastic grid system – the gravel-filled plastic base is the way to go.
Every shed base kit we offer is meticulously designed to ensure maximum durability and efficiency. With interlocking capabilities, our plastic grid shed base ensures a sturdy garden shed foundation, resistant to weather changes and erosion. The easy-to-install design ensures that you can set up your shed foundation without any professional help.
We believe in empowering our customers with information. Our FAQ section addresses common queries about our shed grid bases, plastic shed base kits, and more. Whether you're curious about the product details or need advice on installation, our experts have got you covered.
Yes, there are some rules which need to be observed though. Ground preparation is critical when installing a garden shed base onto the grass. The ground MUST BE LEVEL and have no more than a 65mm gradient across the width. All obstructions need to be removed, these include tree and plant roots, rocks, stone, debris, and rubble. Then the gravel shed foundation can be added. This can often be bought in the form of a shed foundation kit.
The interlocking plastic grid shed base offers enhanced stability, preventing the gravel from shifting over time. Additionally, its design ensures even gravel distribution, promoting efficient water runoff and preventing water pooling. This modern solution combines the natural drainage benefits of gravel with the stability of a plastic grid system, making it a preferred choice for many garden enthusiasts.
Our plastic shed base kits, manufactured by ProBASE, are designed for longevity. Made from durable materials, they resist weather changes, erosion, and wear and tear. With minimal maintenance, you can expect these bases to serve as a sturdy foundation for your garden sheds for many years.
Absolutely! Our plastic shed bases are versatile and suitable for a range of garden buildings, from standard garden sheds to larger structures like log cabins. Their robust design ensures they provide a stable and durable foundation, regardless of the size of the structure.
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We know that buying and installing garden shed bases can be difficult. Shedstore is here to help, whether you are installing a plastic, concrete, or wooden base we are available for guidance. Call our experts today on 0333 003 0518 about your available options. It is important to ensure the shed base installation is correct to avoid issues during the shed installation.